The Running Shoe Book by Peter R Cavanagh from 1980 discusses the biomechanics of running as well as the history, construction, manufacture, and criteria for choosing and determining the fit and comfort of running shoes. The book has limited availability in the second-hand marketplace.
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Table of contents for The Running Shoe Book:
1. What Happened to the Sneaker?
2. The History of the Running Shoe
3. A Runner’s Anatomy
4. The Biomechanics of Running
5. How Running Shoes are Made
6. What Shoes Are Made Of – a Closer Look
7. Shoe Testing and Shoe Surveys
8. Gimmicks or Greatness?
9. Fit and Comfort
10. Shoe Gerontology
11. Racing Flats
12. Inserts, Arch Supports and Orthotics
13. Can Shoes Prevent Injury?
14. How to Buy a Running Shoe
15. Groups with Special Needs
16. Views on Shoes
About the author of The Running Shoe Book:
Peter R Cavanagh, PhD was born, raised, and educated in England. He graduated Loughborough College (1969), and did graduate studies in human biomechanics at the Royal Free Medical School at the University of London (1972). He has held faculty positions at Penn State University and The Cleveland Clinic. He is currently the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He is a past President of both the American Society of Biomechanics and the International Society of Biomechanics, and has received the Borelli Award and Muybridge Medal from these societies. He has also been the recipient of the International Diabetic Foot Award, the Edward J. Olmos Award for Amputation prevention, The Dyson Award, and the Lawrence Young NSBRI Award. His research interests include the modeling of the foot, imaging of the foot muscles in people with diabetic neuropathy, studying the mechanical characteristics of skin, designing optimal footwear for reducing pressure under the foot, and determining the properties of diabetic bone.
Title: The Running Shoe Book
Author: Peter R Cavanagh
Publisher: Anderson World
Published: January 1, 1980
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